How can I get involved in a cause I care about? How can I advocate for social justice both through in-person & social media efforts? Where do I start on my activism journey? This educational session will serve to reflect on all these questions. In this educational session you will be provided with tools for effectively protesting.

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Kris Kaupalolo (Moderator)

Kristopher Kaupalolo is the Associate Director for UCLA Student Organization Leadership and Engagement and the Program Director for the Bruin Leaders Project. Having been at UCLA for almost 15 years, Kris has worked with hundreds of students and student organizations engage in creating positive change on campus and in the community.

Kevin J. Patel (Panelist)

Kevin has fought as an intersectional climate justice activist from Los Angeles, CA for the past eight years. Growing up with severe heart issues due to Los Angeles’s poor air quality, Kevin is one of the millions of people across the world who are already victims of the climate crisis. In 2019, he founded OneUpAction International — an organization that supports and empowers marginalized youth by providing them with the resources they need to be change makers.

Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh ED.D., M.B.A.(Panelist)

Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh is a trauma-informed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion expert and an internationally recognized artivist. She serves on the board of Peace Over Violence and works with college campuses and communities to eliminate domestic, sexual and institutional violence. Dr. V also incorporates an intersectional approach into her advocacy and poetry by writing on topics of sexual assault, race, gender, and the political climate as a womxn of color. She was one of the main stage performers at the 2018 Amber Rose Slutwalk in Pershing Square, where she shared her “Survivor Solidarity” rhyme to a crowd of over 22,000 people on the day of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Look out for her book of poetry titled “WOMXN” coming out Spring 2021!